Monday, October 5, 2009
Some keys to traveling cheap are setting a budget, avoiding expensive souvenirs and tourist traps, walking as often as possible, shopping around to find cheap flights, etc. Be sure to keep in mind that the greatest souvenir you can bring back from a vacation are the memories. So take some pictures and avoided bringing a giant rug.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
With that said, make sure you read the fine print, or our could find that that Free vacation ends up costing you more than what you budgeted for.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Eventually, I concluded to go out past the security checkpoint to the airline's front desk. There I talked to an attendant who placed me on a different flight on another airline that would leave within the hour. I went back through security and my wife and I quickly went to our new gate. On the way there, I got a phone call from the original airline telling me they had placed me on a later flight on their own airline that would leave many hours later than the one we were on. I ignored. We took the flight on the other airline. Enjoyed it far more than we did our original airline (they actually fed us food!) and ended up getting into New York only a little later than we had originally planned.
So what's the tip here? Talk to a real person when your flight gets canceled in the middle of your trip. Make sure they own up to the problem. Don't let them pass the responsibility on to you. This will make for a better trip and make sure you get the value you paid for.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Cruises. Cruises have always been a great value because they provide all the food lodging and much of the entertainment. In this down economy with all the specials on cruises, they might be the overall best value in a vacation, period. You can see the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Europe, China, and more from the comfort of a cruise ship, and possibly pay as little as $75 a day for lodging, food and more.
Cheap vacation lodging tip: Book a rental house or condo for large groups. Unless you are in love with the amenities (like a 24-hour maid, room services, etc.) of a resort, hotel or motel, try renting a condo or home. If you are traveling with a large group, you can split the costs and can cook all your meals in full kitchens. This can save hundreds of dollars and you’ll have more space to relax, too.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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